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Lucy R. Lippard

The Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society

In the Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society, Lucy R. Lippard, one of America’s most influential art writers, weaves together cultural studies, history, geography, photography, and contemporary public art to provide a fascinating exploration of our multiple senses of place. Divided into five parts—Around Here; Manipulating Memory; Down to Earth: Land Use; The Last Frontiers: Cities and Suburbs; and Looking Around—the book extends far beyond the confines of the art worlds, including issues of community, land use, perceptions of nature, how we produce the landscape, and how the landscape affects our lives.

 

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